How can my sweet little Maisie Miao Miao be seven? The years, they’ve passed so quickly, where have they gone? Each year I say the same thing, that it seems like just a short time ago when we saw her cue ball cutie face for the first time and she was just a scared little 14 month old being placed in our arms. Each year I also say that I can’t believe how grown up and mature she looks though it’s the same sweet face from when we first laid eyes on her.
Maisie is now a third grader, loving and excelling at school. This week Maisie came home with her first quarter report card and teasing Eammon she told him that she didn’t get even a single ‘A’. She then proudly showed him her report card with five A+ and one B+. Needless to say, we’re oh-so proud of her. Maisie still loves being at her gym and is having a fabulous season competing USA level 4. For last Saturday’s meet Maisie set a goal for herself, to get an all-around score of 37. She is one determined girl and not only met but exceeded her goal, having her best meet to date, with an all-around score of 37.625.
Each and every day I feel so lucky that Maisie’s my daughter and I adore watching her grow into the person she is and can only imagine the adult she’ll become. Though I wish I could slow down time and keep her my wee little baby girl forever, I look forward to each new day with my girl seeing all that she is, does and accomplishes. She is my A-Maisie-ing Maisie Miao Miao.
This week Maisie has a few fun things and celebrations planned. Today she’s bringing special homemade Maisie “safe” marshmallow pops to school, to share with her classmates. Keep an eye on Cook Lisa Cook as I’ll post that recipe soon. Then later this afternoon Maisie will share some candy treats with her TOP’s teammates. Tonight at dinnertime Eammon and I will celebrate with Maisie and she’ll open her gifts from us and my parents. Tomorrow Maisie and her classmates are going on a field trip to Cagle’s and even though we were just there about a week ago with Briana & Chani she wanted to go again with her classmates. This will be her first field trip where I am not a chaperone so a wee bit scary for me sending my little girl off but I know that she’ll be okay. Thursday afternoon Maisie will bring in some treats to celebrate her birthday with her Level 4 teammates and then on Saturday she’s having a spa birthday party with some of her girlfriends. I hope that Maisie enjoys all her celebrations and I wish her a fabulous year of being a seven year old.
Happy Birthday my sweet little Maisie Miao Miao, I love you more and more each and every day and each and every year.
So that I can prove to myself that Maisie really is seven and that the years have passed, here’s my sweet little girl on her birthday throughout the years.
2006 ~ Our second picture of our sweet little Maisie Miao Miao. Waving to us and waiting for us to come and get her.
2006 ~ Our first picture of our cue ball cutie. (she’s probably about 7 months old)
I think for my darling’s birthday dinner I’ll make her one of her favorite foods, noodles. Maisie really enjoyed when I made Thai Curry Shrimp with Shirataki Noodles, so I think that may be on the menu. Click on the link or the picture to be taken to Cook Lisa Cook and the recipe.
Other delicious recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon Frosty, Mango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart, Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers, Sweet & Spicy Apple Pork, Dark Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon Peel, Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites, Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake, Malted Pretzel Crunch, Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing, Apple Pancakes, Baked Egg & Avocado, Health(ier) Peanut Brittle, Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms, Broiled Sushi, Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter, Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Slow Cooker Chicken Curry, Slimmed Down Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Baked Meatballs, Skinny Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Hearty Sausage, Mushroom & Cheddar Mini Quiche, Strawberry Soup, Chicken Tenders, Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie, Lacy Cheese Crackers, Dried Cherry Almond Tart, Thai Cucumber Salad, Grilled Thai Chicken, Chili Maple Mustard Ribs, Curried Grilled Thai Chicken Salad, Copycat “KFC” Original Recipe Fried Chicken, Double Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cauli-Rice, Cauliflower Crust Pizza, Fritos Crusted Pollock, Chicken Satay Noodle Salad, Mini Cheesecake Bites, French Fries Hash Browns, Soup Day Soup, Thai Curry Shrimp with Shirataki Noodles, Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon with Sesame Ginger Honey Glaze, Bacon & Cheese Zucchini Fritters, Fried Green Tomatoes, Crispy Zucchini Chips, Zucchini with Onion & Brown Sugar, Shrimp & Vegetable Madras Curry, Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings and Maisie “safe” Bacon & “Cheese” Zucchini Fritters.